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Spring is busting out in the Creek

Another Week in the Creek

Christopher Creek warmed up this week. The dab of snow a week ago didn’t leave but two-tenths in the rain gauge. Tomato seedlings are two inches high, tulips have bloomed, as has the pear tree. House wrens have settled in the birdhouses and are serenading in the early mornings.

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Tonto National Monument offers eagle program

Tonto National Monument on April 11 will offer an evening program about bald eagles, given by guest biologist and nestwatcher Sara Eno.

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A world hidden in the tremble of cottonwood leaves

Spring brings explosion of green in trees whose genetics affect thousands of species

Suddenly, the cottonwoods have their leaves back.

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C.C. Cragin Reservoir reopens

The long wait for the reopening of the C.C. Cragin (Blue Ridge) Reservoir is finally over.

The Forest Service within two weeks will pick an appraiser to put a value on the 240-acre parcel for a university campus,

The Forest Service within two weeks will pick an appraiser to put a value on the 240-acre parcel for a university campus, Tonto National Forest head Neil Bosworth told the Roundup this week.

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The ghosts of Shoofly

A world lost and found again amidst a scattering of stones

I’m a ghost hunter.

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Preventive maintenance is goal

PSWID manager hopes to predict, fix problems before they occur

The Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District (PSWID) manager Brad Cole submitted an annual report to the acting board that painted a picture of efficiency on March 20, but no one has seen an annual report for two years.

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Community Almanac

Payson will welcome 50 people the afternoon of Monday, April 14. The guests are on a cross-country March for Climate Action.

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Clubs and Organizations

Members of the Rim Country 4 Wheelers (RC4W) invite anyone interested in four-wheel-drive back road travel to join them at 8 a.m. Wednesdays in the Bashas’ shopping center parking lot in front of the Big 5 store.

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Softball showdowns: PHS faces big tests next 2 days

Top-ranked Horns host No. 2 Winslow today, No. 3 Show Low on Wednesday

Ready for a showdown? How about a couple of them? Well, this is your week.

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PHS Bass Classic just the start of something big

Longhorn team wins tourney at Roosevelt Lake

Saturday’s event was big.

Speak up at water meeting

This is an open letter to Payson Water Company (formerly Brooke Utilities) customers.

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Brush pickup resumes

A roadside brush pickup program that has long been an integral part of Pine and Strawberry’s effort to protect the tiny mountain hamlets from a catastrophic wildfire could end this year.

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Diagnostic imaging at PRMC – getting the inside picture

Bruce Hawkins, MS, RT(R)(MR) (CT), is the director of imaging services at Payson Regional Medical Center. Hawkins is a graduate of the University of the District of Columbia in Washington D.C. and has a master’s from Marian College at Fond du Lac, Wis. in organizational leadership and quality.

Contraception pills cause cancer

Once again we are subjected to total inanity in a Roundup guest comment.

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Senior Center news

Membership in our Senior Circle chapter will help you get more out of life through health talks, benefits at Payson Regional Medical Center and local vendors and many more valuable member-only discounts and privileges. You will also experience fun and fellowship enjoying a full calendar of social events and travel opportunities.

Longhorns fall in baseball tourney semis

PHS hosts No. 12 Winslow today

Payson’s baseball team won the first three games it played in the Goodyear Estrella Foothills Wolves Classic to push its winning streak to seven games.

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Tagged trout to be stocked into East Verde River

PHOENIX — The Arizona Game and Fish Department is implanting radio tags into a small percentage of hatchery-raised trout that will be stocked into the East Verde River in order to examine stocked trout movement and fate.

Circus of Illusion coming to PHS on April 19

Event a fundraiser for PHS athletics

Payson High School’s athletic department is hosting an evening of entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19 at the Payson High School Auditorium. Doors open at 5:45.

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Guardian angels help out Payson Community Kids

Children run up and down a wide, bright hallway, clamoring for their macaroni and cheese dinner. Others paint paper kites in a craft room while some work on homework in the quiet room. In the lounge, teens rest coolly in beanbags and outside youngsters sprint across artificial turf to a playground, yelling merrily.